Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Mojo Monday 4/8/13

Mojo Monday 4/8/13

YES! It is only Tuesday and I finished my Mojo Monday card! I will admit, it is for a reason. Not because I stopped procrastinating lol. I am going out of town this weekend and will not be able to wait until Sunday to do it sooooo I decided to get it over with. I really like the colors used and I just pulled some of the colors out of the paper itself and matched it with the Stampin' Up cardstock I had. 

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Monday, April 08, 2013

Stampin' Up Color Combinations


Being creative comes easy to me, but sometimes the hardest part when crafting is picking out colors! I myself like to use Stampin' Up Card stock so when I am picking colors, that is what I refer to. Even when I am using scrap-booking paper that is not SU, I write on a piece of paper what SU colors I think go with it. Like this:

Even if I cannot match every color, one or two is enough. Just takes the patience to pull out different pieces and see what looks good and what doesn't. You can see the ones above are totally different. One is a more subtle card, while the other would probably make a pretty bold and exciting card.

I see all of these challenges online that help come up with color combinations. Then you have the "color combo generators", and then if scrap-booking is your thing, you can use your picture to aid in picking colors. I decided to find some of my own combinations and store them away somewhere easy to find AND where I could share them with others...on Pinterest! 

Check it Out here on my Pinterest "Stampin' Up Color-Spirations" board!

I just looked around for pictures on different types of sites like Better Homes, Walmart, and National Geographic and if I liked a picture (the colors in it together), I just called out what colors the picture made me think of. Sometimes it isn't an exact match but who cares, the point is to get inspiration and I got it! I hope some of you find it helpful, I think I am going to use one of my pins for this week's Mojo Monday card!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mojo Monday/Paper Playtime 4/1/13

Mojo Monday/Paper Playtime Entry

This week I made a card to satisfy TWO challenges, the Mojo Monday sketch AND Paper Playtime's "Use a Pun". Mojo Monday challenges always end on Sunday night, but this Paper Playtime challenge actually ends on April 14th. More excitingly...it's contest week on Mojo Monday! I will win one day, but until I do, I will keep playing!

Here is the 4/1/13 Sketch...

And here is my card...